Cabarrus recognized as winner of 2013 Digital Counties Survey

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Aug. 16, 2013 — The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced Cabarrus County as a winner of its 2013 Digital Counties Survey. For the second-consecutive year, Cabarrus placed eighth in the 150,000-249,999 population category.
The survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program, in partnership with the National Association of Counties, evaluates municipalities on their ability to demonstrate successful outcomes through the strategic use of technology.
"Counties across the country are aligning technology initiatives with executive strategic priorities to provide vital cost savings and administrative efficiencies," said NACo Executive Director Matthew D. Chase. "The Digital Counties Survey identifies best practices and innovative uses of technology crucial with today's constrained budgets to maintaining and even improving service levels."
In Cabarrus, the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department progressively pursued innovative programs and partnerships with other County departments, school districts and local jurisdictions. The increased use of technology allowed for more transparency, the ability to do more with less and improved service delivery by the County. 
“We are proud of the ITS team and the work they did to receive recognition as a national leader in technology among local governments,” said Debbie Brannan, director of Cabarrus County ITS. “It’s a testament to their dedication to provide effective strategic solutions that meet the goals of the Board of Commissioners and efficiently deliver services to the residents of Cabarrus County.”
For more information and a complete list of winning counties, visit the Digital Communities website.